Jennifer Loureide Biddle is Director of Visual Anthropology & Visual Culture and Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Experimental Arts at the University of New South Wales. She is the author of
The Warburton Arts Project
This final chapter tracks the historical development of the Warburton Arts Project from its original radical instigation of a community-owned and locally based archival collection of its own artworks to the international success of the multiplatform Tu Di Shen Ti—Our Land Our Body, the first exhibition of Western Desert art to tour the greater People’s Republic of China, to sellout numbers and high critical acclaim. The internationalism of the Warburton Arts Project and its radical curatorial initiatives are presented here as they model themselves as a means to serve a greater Ngaanyatjarra poetics and ensure an alive and en-living archive for the future that operates in relation to the people to whom this history matters most.